Anne Hathaway is set to star in and produce a film version of George Brant’s celebrated play “Grounded” which is being co-produced and financed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
Last year Hathaway appeared in a New York production of the single-actor drama which was directed by Julie Taymor and which scored the actress a Critics Circle Award nomination. Hathaway was reportedly so enthusiastic about the material that she locked up the film rights before signing on for the play.
The story follows a conflicted American Air Force pilot tasked with operating an unmanned drone. Brant is adapting his script for the screen while Suzan Bymel and Ben Forkner will also produce.